Animal Well is Releasing for PS5, Switch, and PC on May 9

The puzzle-platforming Metroidvania game, developed by a solo developer, will retail for $24.99.

You can never have too many good Metroidvanias, and another promising one is looming on the horizon. Animal Well, developed by solo dev Billy Basso (aka Shared Memory), is a game that has been on many a radar for a while now, and after years of development, the puzzle-platforming pixel art Metroidvania is finally almost ready to release.

Publisher BIGMODE has released a new trailer for Animal Well and announced that the game will be launching in May. It will be available for $24.99, and interestingly enough, it’ll be the first game to be published by BIGMODE, an indie publishing label that was established in 2022 by YouTuber Jason Gastrow (aka videogamedunkey) and his wife Leah Gastrow.

“I started development on Animal Well seven years ago and spent the majority of my evenings and weekends since that time working on it,” said solo developer Billy Basso. “I quit my day job about two years ago to finish the game and couldn’t be prouder of how the game turned out. This has been my passion for a long time, and I’m so excited to finally share it with the world.”

Animal Well will be available on May 9 for PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. There’s no word yet on whether an Xbox Series X/S version is planned.